Having read True Woman 101 by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss, I was interested to read the sequel and see what it was about. While having read True Woman 101, it is not necessary to read that first before doing True Woman 201. It lays the foundation but the books can stand alone. In this second book, the authors dive more deeply into Titus 2 and what a godly woman looks like. Each week a separate character trait is looked at. This book is designed to be used as a Bible study guide with a small group though it can also be done on one’s own.
Some of the character traits discussed, ones that are counter-cultural to the world we live in, are discernment, reverence, and love for one’s husband and children. On a side-note, it was rather surreal to be reading in the chapter on children and have a Christian blogger quoted, where I stopped and was like, wait – that looks like something I wrote! So I checked the endnotes and sure enough, one of my blog posts was quoted! However, it was not quoted favorably but rather used as a negative example. Still a bit of a shock to see myself quoted in a book! (I did not request this book for review because of being quoted in it; I had no idea I was quoted!)
The lessons are designed to do 5 days a week, so it’s a manageable study for women to do. It would be excellent to use this with teens or in pre-marital counseling with women. Another great place to use this study would be in a mentoring ministry. As each week looks at a different trait mentioned in Titus 2, the study draws upon other Scriptures that also talk about these traits. The authors aren’t afraid to tackle some of the harder subjects, such as the phrase in Titus 2, “workers at home”, though they don’t go into a ton of detail on the issues.
I would recommend this study, particularly with a small group of women that are mixed in age of younger and older, even teens. It is a 10-week study so could even be done over a summer break.
*I was sent a copy of this book free from the publisher Moody Press in exchange for my review.